Third-party data breach in Singapore hits healthcare provider

Another third-party security breach has been reported in Singapore, this time, affecting patients of Fullerton Health and compromising personal data that included bank account details in “a few cases”. The affected vendor Agape Connecting People, which platform facilitates appointment booking, first detected the breach on October 19 and appeared to affect only Fullerton Health. 

The healthcare services provider said none of its own IT systems, network, and databases were impacted by the breach. It filed reports with both the police and Personal Data Protection Commission, which oversees Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act

Agape first detected the intrusion on October 19 and “acted immediately” to isolate and suspend use of the system, the vendor said in a statement Monday. 

“None of our core infrastructure has been compromised,” it said, adding that the breach “appears” to be limited to Fullerton Health. However, it noted that it still was in the process of confirming that no other clients were affected. 

Describing itself as a social enterprise, Agape operates a contact centre to provide employment for the disadvantage, including inmates, physically disabled, ex-offenders, and single mothers. It has a capacity of more than 250 seats and aims to support 1,000 disadvantaged individuals by

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